38 candidates file nominations for 3 seats in second phase
Guwahati, March 26
[dropcap]T[/dropcap] [dropcap][/dropcap]hirty-eight candidates have filed their nominations on the last day of the filing of papers for the three Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam going to poll in the second phase on April 12.
The constituencies going to the poll in the second phase are Silchar, where 17 candidates have filed nominations, Karimganj(SC) with 16 nominations filed and the Autonomous Districts(ST) where five candidates filed the papers, according to the Returning Officers of the respective constituencies.Prominent candidates to file their nominations are sitting Congress MPs of Karimganj(SC) and Autonomous Districts(ST) Lalit Mohan Suklabaidya and Biren Singh Ingti respectively, Silchar’s sitting BJP MP and former Union Minister Kabindra Purukayastha and Congress MLA from Silchar and former Union Minister Santosh Mohan Dev’s daughter Sushmita Dev.
Among other key players who filed their nominations for the second phase are BJP’s Krishna Das, AIUDF’s Radheshyam Biswas and AGP’s Rabindranath Choudhury from Karimganj(SC), BJP’s Joyram Engleng from Autonomous District (ST), AIUDF’s Kutub Ahmed Mazumdar and AGP’s Bijoy Krishna Nath from Silchar.
The scrutiny will be held tomorrow and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is March 29.
Altogether 51 candidates will fight it out in the first phase of the poll in five Lok Sabha constituencies on April seven.
Section 144 clamped in Chirang district
Prohibitory orders have been imposed under Section 144 CrPC in Chirang district to prevent breach of peace.
Additional District Magistrate of Chirang Sailendra Kumar Das issued the order, according to an official statement. The order prohibits political parties from using all types of religious places, educational institutions, including their grounds, for the purpose of election meetings and rallies, the statement said.
Women, children, magistrates on duty, aged and infirm persons have been exempted from the purview of the order, the statement said.